Gabriele Heinze – who is looking to leave Manchester United this summer – is now looking to exercise a FIFA ruling which allows him to buy out the remaining two years of his contract with the club.
Newcastle United however, are not one of the clubs he has mentioned as being one of the important clubs interested in him.
Let’s look at what Heinze has been saying on his web-site.
The 29-year-old is set to play against Brazil in this weekendâ€™s Copa America final and only after that will he decide whether to stay at Old Trafford. We think it is likely he will move on to pastures anew â€“ but will not even be entertaining joining Newcastle.
This is what Gabriele said yesterday on his web-site:
â€œThe interest in me from important teams such as Liverpool, Juventus and Real Madrid makes me feel proud,â€â€œBut I still donâ€™t know what Iâ€™m going to do in the future and Iâ€™m going to start thinking about that after the Copa America,â€
â€œI feel comfortable in Manchester and Iâ€™m very grateful for everything Iâ€™ve received there.â€
Since Heinze must know of Newcastle’s interest I suppose we are not an important team â€“ at least to Heinze. But we really believe we have no chance to get Gabriele and should be looking elsewhere for full backs. To be fair to Gabriele he has always stated he wants to play Champions League football and we just can’t offer him that.
Heinze has fallen behind Patrice Evra at Manchester but was selected ahead of the Frenchman for the FA Cup final and captained the side on occasions at the end of the campaign.
Full backs Newcastle have had a reported interest in this summer are Leighton Baines, Nicky Shorey, Wayne Bridge, Franck Queudrue and Luke Young. We still need two full backs and a center back to complete the squad along with a defensive midfielder â€“ and we think Aldo Duscher would be just fine in that position. It would be good if we can bring in at least a couple of defenders in say a week or so -because the season starts on August 11th – which is a short four weeks away.
Comments always welcome.